Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Crow Wing County Fair Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
October 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Crow Wing
Project Overview

To enhance access to arts and cultural heritage events at the Crow Wing County Fair. A camera, projector, and big screen will allow visitors to better see demonstrations in the "Curling Building." Funds will also be used to add electrical outlets to run equipment.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Pat Coleman: Acquisitions Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society.


Sue Ellingsen: Former middle school Band Director at Blue Earth Area Public School.  2006 Blue Earth Area Teacher of the Year. 


Jamey Flannery: Project Manager at Flannery Construction.  Has full range of general contracting experience, from new construction to remodeling to improving historical structures.


Dan Grunhovd: Past president of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs.


Ron Oleheiser: District 8 Representative of the Minnesota State Fair.


Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
2011 Laws of Minnesota, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivison 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (2) $700,000 each year for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-County Fairs. The commissioner shall award grants for the development or enhancement of county fair facilities or other projects or programs that provide access to the arts, arts education, or agricultural, historical, and cultural heritage programs, including but not limited to agricultural education centers, arts buildings, and performance stages. 

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Track audience numbers.Track number of performances in the "Curling Building."

Measurable Outcome(s)

A model train display by the Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association and over 80 pieces of artwork by Encore Arts Association were on exhibit during the fair.  Arts and crafts activities were available to children, and the Arts in the Northland Stage had 18 performances with 31 performers and 412 spectators.

Recipient Board Members
Becky Joerger
Alfred Olson
Sarah Dano
Al Vandenberghe
Gloria Langerman
Dave Schubert
Dan Peters
Dan Thesing
Tom Malloy
Barb Burgwald
Bob Dambowy
Bonnie Hillman
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crow Wing County Fair Association
Street Address
2000 13th st SE
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

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